or


[07/11/06 - 12:00 AM]
GSN's Coverage of the Worldwide Web Games(Tm) Championship to Be Produced by Base Camp Films

[via press release from GSN]

GSN's Coverage of the WORLDWIDE WEB GAMES(TM) Championship to Be Produced by Base Camp Films

Veteran Producers Bring Expertise to First-Ever Televised Casual Games Championship With Million-Dollar Prize

PASADENA, Calif., July 11 -- GSN, the network for games, has tapped Base Camp Films, one of the most sought-after production houses, to produce its coverage of the first-ever WORLDWIDE WEB GAMES(TM) Championship. The hour special is slated to air on GSN in December.

Base Camp Films is co-owned by director/producer Brady Connell and producer Jim Jusko. Two-time Emmy winner Connell has played integral roles in such television projects as "Survivor," "Eco-Challenge" and "The Amazing Race."

"The award-winning reality series that Brady and Jim have been a part of have changed the television landscape," commented Rich Cronin, president and CEO, GSN at the network's TCA presentation. "We're pleased to have them bring that same expertise to the production of this first-ever casual games championship."

Created by FUN Technologies Inc., one of the world's leading online casual gaming providers, the WorldWide Web Games(TM) allows millions of casual games players from around the world the opportunity to qualify for the championship by competing in any of three of the most popular skill-based games: Bejeweled 2, Solitaire or Zuma. The highest scorer in each online competition will be flown to Los Angeles to compete in the semifinal and final round tournaments at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood on Saturday, September 9.

The best all-around player will be awarded a $1 million grand prize. To date, more than 50 players have qualified, with new winners being announced every week. Prospective competitors can visit gsn.com, skilljam.com, worldwinner.com/w3games, w3games.com, or any of FUN's partner sites, such as MSN Games, Real Networks and Virgin Games, for a chance to qualify.

About GSN

GSN, the Network for Games, is the only U.S. television network dedicated to game-related programming. The network features game shows, reality series, documentaries and casino games. As the industry leader in interactivity, GSN has allowed viewers to play-along with on-air programming via their computers and GSN.com since 2000. Now reaching more than 60 million Nielsen homes, GSN is distributed in the U.S. through all major cable systems and satellite providers. The network is jointly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation. For further media information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.

About FUN Technologies

FUN Technologies is one of the world's leading online casual gaming providers. FUN's strategy is to provide its cutting-edge gaming systems to top, licensed distribution partners in regulated markets around the world. FUN is 51% owned by Liberty Media Corporation, and FUN's common shares are listed on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange under the symbol "FUN." For more information, please visit http://www.funtechnologies.com.

About FUN Games

FUN Technologies' FUN Games division, comprised of its wholly owned subsidiaries SkillJam and WorldWinner, boasts more than 70 skill games across all genres, including Puzzle, Arcade, Card and Board, Word, Trivia and Sports. SkillJam and WorldWinner develop and distribute skill-gaming solutions across online, mobile and iTV platforms, while providing private-label gaming solutions for a broad network of partner sites worldwide, including AOL Games, MSN Games and Real Networks. The companies also maintain distribution partnerships with leading global brands, such as GSN, EA-Pogo, Lycos and Virgin Games. With more than 27 million registered players internationally, FUN Games hosts ten million tournaments and awards millions of dollars in prizes every month.

About Base Camp Films

Base Camp has a busy slate of projects in non-fiction/reality television, and is also active in long-form drama, independent features, commercials, and web-based entertainment properties. The company is represented at United Talent Agency. For more information, please visit http://www.basecampfilms.com.

SOURCE GSN
http://corp.gsn.com http://www.funtechnologies.com http://www.basecampfilms.com http://www.gsn.com





  [july 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)









[08/21/14 - 08:36 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Pulls in Front with "Big Brother"
The show's latest installment is the night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[08/20/14 - 04:01 PM]
Syfy and Alcon TV Announce Shohreh Aghdashloo and Steven Strait Will Star in "The Expanse," New 10-Episode Space Opera
They'll join the previously announced Thomas Jane as the world-weary Detective Miller, a native of "the Asteroid Belt" between Mars and Jupiter.

[08/20/14 - 02:59 PM]
Nickelodeon to Premiere Two New Live-Action Shows Sept. 13
Look for newcomers "Henry Danger" and "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" at 8:00/7:00c and 8:30/7:30c, respectively.

[08/20/14 - 02:17 PM]
FX's Acclaimed Anthology Series "American Horror Story: Freak Show" Premieres October 8
Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Michael Chiklis and Angela Bassett star in the latest installment, airing Wednesday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/20/14 - 02:15 PM]
Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" Is Top of the Charts
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, August 15.

[08/20/14 - 01:25 PM]
David Spade, Celebrity Pals Match Wits with NFL on FOX's Jay Glazer in "Fantasy Football Uncensored" on FOX Sports 1
Nick Swardson, Brody Stevens, Rascal Flatts' bassist Jay DeMarcus, MMA icon Chuck Liddell, No Filter's Katie Nolan and actor Jerry Ferrara will also compete.

[08/20/14 - 12:44 PM]
Syfy's "Wizard Wars" Makes Magic -- Conjures Up Over One Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 19.

[08/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
ABC and Twitter Offer a Special First Look at the Premiere of "Selfie" to Twitter Users
The show's pilot is now available in advance of its premiere, Tuesday, September 30 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 12:30 PM]
Tony Shalhoub Joins "Nurse Jackie's" Seventh Season
He'll play a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner, a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus, and who offers Jackie something she desperately needs - a friend.

[08/20/14 - 12:11 PM]
4.5 Million Viewers Turn to WE tv on Night of "Braxton Family Values" and "SWV Reunited" Premieres
WE tv spins the numbers for Thursday, August 14.

[08/20/14 - 12:02 PM]
"Sports Jeopardy!" with Dan Patrick Premieres September 24 on Crackle
New episodes will be available to stream on demand year round every Wednesday for a total of 52 episodes each year.

[08/20/14 - 12:01 PM]
"Brickleberry" Season 3 Premieres September 16 at 10:30 pm ET/PT; "Adam Devine's House Party" Season 2 Premieres September 9 at 10:30 pm ET/PT
The latter will then move into its permanent timeslot on Thursday, September 11 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT.

[08/20/14 - 11:45 AM]
Mediacom Communications and The Walt Disney Company Sign Comprehensive Distribution Deal
Continuing services covered by the broad scope of this agreement include: ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN3, Fusion and retransmission consent for ABC Owned stations.

[08/20/14 - 10:36 AM]
"Kim of Queens" Returns to Rule Her Kingdom September 16
The series returns this fall for a second season with star Kim Gravel, one of the country's most successful and outspoken pageant coaches on a mission to find diamonds in the rough and transform them into confident young women.

[08/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
Witness the Birth of a Brave New World and Meet the 15 Pioneers Building "Utopia"
The series kicks off with a special three-night premiere, beginning on a special night, Sunday, September 7 at 8:00/7:00c.